My middle elementary students have studied the artist Reggie Laurent and his non-objective art. We then glued on colored organic and geometric shapes onto a black construction paper background. Lastly, we added lines, shapes and patterns in oil pastel, using one long continuous white line to tie it all together.
Preppy K's read the boo "Rainbow Fish" and learned how he shared his scales to make friends and get along with the other fish. We then painted blue water on cardboard and stamped bubbles with small cups. Next we added colorful and shiny scales to our cardboard fish. These look so nice on the bulletin board.
And, the monkey showed up again in the art room, so we made sock monkeys in honor of him. I hope he learns the art room rules so he can stay.